Cornwall

Man charged with murder over death of Joan Roddam

  • 18 March 2014
  • From the section Cornwall
Joan Roddam Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption A post-mortem examination revealed Mrs Roddam died from asphyxiation

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found over a decade ago in Cornwall.

A 38-year-old man from Delabole, Cornwall, has been charged with the murder of Joan Roddam.

Patrick Curran remains in police custody in Launceston and is due to appear at Bodmin Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

Mrs Roddam, 74, was found dead at the back of her home at West Down, Delabole, on 8 November 2003.

A post-mortem examination revealed she had died from asphyxiation.

Mrs Roddam was last seen alive two days earlier.

She lived alone with her three cats. Her body was discovered after a friend was unable to contact her.